Laurent Gbagbo Trial: Is the ICC Targeting African Leaders?

Laurent Gbagbo Trial: Is the ICC Targeting African Leaders?

Laurent Gbagbo, former president of Ivory Coast, pleaded not guilty to four charges of crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Jan. 28, 2016. Gbagbo was charged with murder, rape, persecution, and other inhumane acts allegedly committed by his supporters during the 2010 presidential election standoff with the incumbent, President Alassane Quattara. His arraignment […]

Mars Curiosity Rover Shoots Self-Portrait

Mars Curiosity Rover Shoots Self-Portrait

On Jan. 29, 2016, NASA’s Curiosity rover snapped a self-portrait during the exploration of the Namib Dune on Mars. The composite image is a collage of 57 separate pictures taken with the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI). According to NASA, the rover took the selfie while collecting sand and rock samples for microbial analysis. The agency […]

Hassan Rouhani Seeks Blessings From Pope Francis [Video]

Hassan Rouhani Seeks Blessings From Pope Francis [Video]

On Jan. 26, 2016, Pope Francis welcomed the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to the Vatican as Tehran seeks to re-engage the world after years of international isolation. The Vatican said the historic visit by Rouhani was an important gesture of goodwill that will help in bringing peace to the volatile Gulf region. However, observers strongly […]